Photo by Bob Lee

Hours before the start of the community’s 4th of July Parade, runners hit the streets of Barrington for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s annual July Fourth Family Fitness Run.  The 5K and 10K run/walk starts on Main Street and this year’s event was the 20th annual race to kick off Barrington’s 4th of July festivities.

Photo by Bob Lee
Photo by Bob Lee

We had a beautiful morning and a great crowd for this year’s race. Participants enjoyed the challenging and scenic courses. Runners who took part also helped benefit the arts in Barrington since proceeds from this race are donated to the to support the Barrington Cultural Commission.

Photo by Bob Lee

For the first time this year, there was an 11 and under age group in this Saturday’s July Fourth holiday race with a participation award for ALL runners age 11 and younger!  There were also awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K races in the following age-group categories:

Under 11 (5K Only) | 12-14 | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70+

The race kicked off at 7:15 with an 8:15 a.m. awards ceremony so runners could have a little down time before returning to Main Street for the start of the parade at 10 a.m.  Now that’s what I’d call a healthy way to start a holiday!!!

Click individual images to enlarge or start slideshow and thanks for sharing your images, Bob Lee. 🙂

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington

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